Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company A radically-cut, fast-paced, and extremely accessible version of Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy where classical verse meets riotous gig. Performed by six actors and two musicians in everyday clothes, the experience is more akin to a rock concert than classical theater, creating an exhilarating live chemistry between actor and audience. Directed by Sean Holmes.
Podcast: Music in Shakespeare: Shakespeare Unlimited: Episode 11 (Folger Shakespeare Library)
“Rebecca Sheir, host of our Shakespeare Unlimited series, interviews Ross W. Duffin, professor at Case Western University, about musical hints in Shakespeare that have been flying over the heads of most audiences and readers for 400 years.”—Richard Paul
Interview: Interpreting Malvolio in new fast-paced ‘Twelfth Night’
“Filter Theatre’s new production of Twelfth Night, one of the more famous plays by William Shakespeare, promises to be fast-paced and irreverent, bringing together various styles to tell the story of Viola, Malvolio, Duke Orsino and Sebastian, among others.” —John Soltes, January 29. 2015
Article: NYU Skirball to Welcome Filter Theatre’s TWELFTH NIGHT Tonight (BroadwayWorld)
“NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present TWELFTH NIGHT, created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company.”—February 16, 2016
Article: Filter Theatre launches
version of ‘Twelfth Night’ (Boston Herald)
“Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” has often been described as whimsical — madcap even. But anarchic?” — January 18, 2016
Article: Music in the Elizabethan Theatre by W.J.Lawrence, The Musical Quarterly Vol. 6, No. 2 Apr 1029 pp. 192-205 Oxford university Press.
NYU Skirball’s Twelfth Night Playgoer Guide
Post-Show Discussion and Q&A, February 17
Join us directly after performance for a post-show discussion and Q&A with the cast of Twelfth Night, moderated by Daniel Spector, Teacher of Drama , NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Join us before the show for a lobby talk given by Filter producer and playwright Simon Reade.
Post-Show Discussion and Q&A, February 19
Join us directly after performance for a post-show discussion and Q&A with the cast of Twelfth Night, moderated by Todd Barnes, Associate Professor of Literature, Ramapo College of New Jersey